NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Hosted by Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek

Stories by Patricia Petit Liang, Marisela Amador and Rebecca Chant

Produced by Jessica Ramirez-Jaschek

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LOCAL

By Patricia Petit Liang

A Quebec court Judge refused to drop a dangerous driving charge against provincial police officer, Patrick Ouellet. 

According to CBC News, Ouellet took the life of 5-year-old Nicholas Thorne-Belance while driving at more than 120 km/h in a 50-km/h zone.

Ouellet's trial will take place in June 2018.

 

NATIONAL

By Marisela Amador

Over the last five years, opioid prescriptions have gone up, however doctors are giving patients fewer doses according to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health.

Some experts view this data positively, but the report, also showed that Canadians are being prescribed stronger opioids.

This represents a five per cent increase and the majority of those affected have been Canadians over the age of 65.

 

INTERNATIONAL

By Rebecca Chant

At least 50 people have been killed by a suicide bomber in the Adamawa state in Eastern Nigeria.

According to BBC News, a bomber struck the inside of a mosque during the morning prayers.

A witness said the bomber was part of the congregation, but this has not been confirmed.  

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.